A Foundation Puts Decision-Making in Hands of Youth

Originally posted on Kmareka.com:
On Sunday evenings in Winnetka, Illinois, the McKenna family gathers with McKenna Foundation Junior Board members to engage in a process that seldom involves youth: grant making. The Junior Board, comprised of 19 young adults ages 13 to 18, discusses the pros and cons of different potential grantees, based on…

How J.K. Rowling’s Lumos is Raising Awareness about Orphanages

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J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, has been going through a dramatic expansion and recently set up shop in the United States. Now, Lumos has released a new short film narrated by Rowling that seeks to draw attention to the disservice done to children by long-term institutional care.In the three-minute film, Children…

Welcome to the Bank of Mom. We Pay 3% Interest. A Week.

Originally posted on Kmareka.com:
We started a bold experiment recently in our house: paying our children interest on their savings accounts at the astronomical rate of 3% a week. Why would any parent want to do such a thing? My argument is that it was the best way to teach our children about what…

New Momentum After a Long Fight: Inside Kellogg’s Push on Children and Equity – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy

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The high percentage of U.S. children living in poverty—one in five, at last count—hasn’t changed much in the past few decades. And while you’d think that would be a national scandal, this issue has just never had the political traction advocates have hoped. Lately, though, things seem to be changing.…

Feature CoPromoter: Social Change Advocate Kiersten Marek | CoPromote Blog

Originally posted on Kmareka.com:
The internet is a great platform to voice your ideas and advocate for social change. Kiersten Marek, writer for news website Inside Philanthropy, uses CoPromote to spread her knowledge and connect with other like minded individuals. Using real life experience, she brings different perspective on many issues. Check out the chat…